Robert Donat

Robert Donat

Reference number:

10859
£35.00

Description:

A good original vintage circa 1930s card, clearly signed in ink by Robert Donat

Certification:

From the wonderful vintage 1920-30s autograph book of Bertha Sydney containing over 100 actors / politicians / sportsmen / writers and pioneers of the period. Most notably including ; Winston Churchill / David Lloyd George / Stanley Baldwin / M K Gandhi / Laurel & Hardy / Rudyard Kipling / G K Chesterton / Fay Wray & Jack Hobbs. Bertha Sydney was an actress and a member of the well known theatrical family which included film actor Basil Sydney (The Dam-Busters / Ivanhoe / Sea Wife & Treasure Island). She collected all the autographs for a decade after Christmas 1925. Some autographs are dedicated to her with additional messages and are dated. A typed letter & copy photographs are included to support the provenance and further detail the history written by her daughter (Sheila) who sold the book to us in 2018. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA 

Size:

9x6cm Sized Card

Condition:

Good. View Image

Robert Donat

Reference number:

8684
£35.00

Description:

A cut piece of vintage 1930s card, clearly signed in ink by Robert Donat.

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

8x4cm Sized Page.

Condition:

Average. View Image.

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About Robert Donat

Robert Donat

ROBERT DONAT d1958. English film and stage actor best known for The 39 Steps (1935) and Goodbye Mr Chips (1939), the latter for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. "The British cinema's one undisputed romantic leading man in the 1930s was Robert Donat," wrote Jeffrey Richards in his book The Age of the Dream Palace. "The image he projected was that of the romantic idealist, often with a dash of the gentleman adventurer ...." He suffered from chronic asthma which affected his career and limited him to appearing in only twenty films, most notably including ; The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) / The Citadel (1938) / Captain Boycott (1947) / Lease of Life (1954) and The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958). His last spoken words in this film were prophetic, "We shall not see each other again, I think. Farewell ....." He died in London aged 53 on 9th June 1958 of a brain tumour and celebral thrombosois.

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Robert Donat

Reference number:

8680
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Description:

An original typed letter on his own headed paper dated March 12th 1936 thanking his correspondent for some books and mentioning how he is "unundated with work", clearly signed in ink at the conclusion by Robert Donat.

 

Certification:

The highly successful "39 Steps" had been released just six months prior to writing this letter and he would have been working on The Ghost Goes West, hence his reference to being "inundated with work". The original stamped mailing envelope is included dated March 12th 1936. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

23x18cm Sized Letter

12x9cm Sized Envelope.

Condition:

Good. View Images. Letter has been twice folded, but no tears.

Robert Donat

Reference number:

9030
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Description:

A cutting from a theatre programme, clearly signed in ink "Warmest wishes Robert Donat 1939"

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

10x9cm Sized Page.

Condition:

Average. View Image

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